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von Wangenheim, Christiane Gresse; Hauck, Jean C. R.; Demetrio, Matheus Faustino; Pelle, Rafael; da Cruz Alves, Nathalia; Barbosa, Heliziane; Azevedo, Luiz Felipe – Informatics in Education, 2018
The development of computational thinking is a major topic in K-12 education. Many of these experiences focus on teaching programming using block-based languages. As part of these activities, it is important for students to receive feedback on their assignments. Yet, in practice it may be difficult to provide personalized, objective and consistent…
Descriptors: Programming Languages, Programming, Grading, Outcome Measures
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Canedo, Edna Dias; Santos, Giovanni Almeida; Leite, Leticia Lopes – Informatics in Education, 2018
The teaching-learning methodology adopted in the Introduction to Computer Science classes may be a process that makes it difficult to understand the principles of programming language for undergraduate students in Computer Science and related areas, generating high failure and course drop out rates. This paper presents an analysis of the results…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Introductory Courses, Programming, Programming Languages
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Turan, Zeynep; Meral, Elif – Informatics in Education, 2018
The use of different tools in the field of education has become widespread with the developments in technology. Online student response systems are one of these tools. Online student response systems have been used for many years. In the last couple of years, game items have been added, and game-based online student response systems have started…
Descriptors: Audience Response Systems, Academic Achievement, Learner Engagement, Test Anxiety
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Végh, Ladislav; Stoffová, Veronika – Informatics in Education, 2017
Algorithms are hard to understand for novice computer science students because they dynamically modify values of elements of abstract data structures. Animations can help to understand algorithms, since they connect abstract concepts to real life objects and situations. In the past 30-35 years, there have been conducted many experiments in the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Animation, College Freshmen, Pretests Posttests
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Kopecký, Kamil; Szotkowski, René – Informatics in Education, 2017
This paper focuses on the results of the national research of cyberbullying of Czech teachers, which was realized in year 2016 in the entire Czech Republic. The research focused on the prevalence of cyberbullying of teachers, the impact of cyberbullying on teachers, strategies of coping with cyberbullying and methods of solving the incidents. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Elementary School Teachers
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Battistella, Paulo Eduardo; von Wangenheim, Christiane Gresse; von Wangenheim, Aldo; Martina, Jean Everson – Informatics in Education, 2017
The teaching of sorting algorithms is an essential topic in undergraduate computing courses. Typically the courses are taught through traditional lectures and exercises involving the implementation of the algorithms. As an alternative, this article presents the design and evaluation of three educational games for teaching Quicksort and Heapsort.…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Undergraduate Study
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Nobre, Cristiane Neri; Meireles, Magali Rezende Gouvêa; Vieira, Niltom, Jr.; de Resende, Mônica Neli; da Costa, Lucivânia Ester; da Rocha, Rejane Corrêa – Informatics in Education, 2016
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in education provide a new learning environment where the student builds his own knowledge, allowing his visualization and experimentation. This study evaluated the Geogebra software in the learning process of Calculus. It was observed that the proposed activities helped in the graphical…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Software, Visualization
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Arimoto, Maurício M.; Barroca, Leonor; Barbosa, Ellen F. – Informatics in Education, 2016
Open Educational Resources have emerged as important elements of education in the contemporary society, promoting life-long and personalized learning that transcends social, economic and geographical barriers. To achieve the potential of OERs and bring impact on education, it is necessary to increase their development and supply. However, one of…
Descriptors: Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services, Educational Technology
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Takala, Tuukka M.; Malmi, Lauri; Pugliese, Roberto; Takala, Tapio – Informatics in Education, 2016
In this paper we present our experiences of teaching an annually organized virtual reality (VR) capstone course. We review three iterations of the course, during which a total of 45 students completed the course and 16 VR applications were implemented. Our comparative analysis describes the students' evaluation of the course, the applications…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Simulated Environment, Computer Simulation, Educational Technology
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Torres-Gastelú, Carlos Arturo; Kiss, Gábor – Informatics in Education, 2016
The purpose of this study is to identify the perceptions of university students towards their ICT Competencies from two universities, one in Mexico and the other in Hungary. The research type is quantitative and exploratory. The instrument consists of 14 questions related to three types of competencies: Basic, Application and Ethical. The sample…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Statistical Analysis, Technological Literacy
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Goldschmidt, Ronaldo; Fernandes de Souza, Isabel; Norris, Monica; Passos, Claudio; Ferlin, Claudia; Cavalcanti, Maria Claudia; Soares, Jorge – Informatics in Education, 2016
The use of computers as teaching and learning tools plays a particularly important role in modern society. Within this scenario, Brazil launched its own version of the "One Laptop per Child" (OLPC) program, and this initiative, termed PROUCA, has already distributed hundreds of low-cost laptops for educational purposes in many Brazilian…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Data Analysis, Computer Uses in Education, Foreign Countries
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Mikelic Preradovic, Nives; Lešin, Gordana; Šagud, Mirjana – Informatics in Education, 2016
The aim of this study is to investigate perceptions of parents in Croatia towards advantages and disadvantages of computer use in general as well as their children's computer use and to reveal parents' concerns and opinions about digital technology (DT) education in kindergarten. The paper reports on research findings from one of the large public…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Computer Use, Young Children
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Jian, Yuheng Helen; Javaad, Sohail Syed; Golab, Lukasz – Informatics in Education, 2016
In this paper, we take a new look at the problem of analyzing course evaluations. We examine ten years of undergraduate course evaluations from a large Engineering faculty. To the best of our knowledge, our data set is an order of magnitude larger than those used by previous work on this topic, at over 250,000 student evaluations of over 5,000…
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education, Data Collection
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Benacka, Jan – Informatics in Education, 2015
The article presents the results of an experiment in which Excel applications that depict rotatable and sizable orthographic projection of simple 3D figures with face overlapping were developed with thirty gymnasium (high school) students of age 17-19 as an introduction to 3D computer graphics. A questionnaire survey was conducted to find out…
Descriptors: Spreadsheets, High School Students, Secondary School Mathematics, Algebra
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Jung, Hee-Jung – Informatics in Education, 2015
The role of mobile technology has significantly increased and been emphasized in English education. However, research investigating EFL teachers' attitudes and behaviors related to mobile technology has been limited in descriptive aspects of the technology, leading to misunderstandings about EFL teachers' needs. Furthermore, many prior studies…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education
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